Zones 3-9. This long-lived grass forms a tall, upright clump of green foliage that transitions to red then smoky purple by midsummer. Bright orange-red pollen. 5-6'
Zones 3-9. Bright green blades and stems quickly turn rich purple and dark reds for a striking blended display. 18-24"-6'
Feathery, cream plumes form on 5.5" upright clumps. Narrow white mid-rib. Zone 5.
3-4'. Good yellow fall color. Very hardy and vigorous. Zones 4-9.
Zones 5-10. Broad, bright gold bands span rich green blades horizontally. Full, compact stands. 2-3'
4-5' green and white foliage has a compact growth with silky, pink plumes. Also works well in containers. Zone 5.
Zones 5-9. 6'. Perfect in northern climates. Earlier bloomer with a secondary flush of coppery purple plumes. Flowers turn to a creamy tan with a tall clump of dark green leaves with a white midrib.
Zones 4-9. Magnificent upright clumps of wide green leaves. Flower stalks soar to 10'. Light pink plumes mature to silver. Won't self sow. 10'.
6-8'. Slender leaves; graceful arching habit. The standard against which all others are measured. Zones 6-9.
Profuse, full burgundy plumes sit atop white ribbed green leaves. 5-6'. Zone 4.
3-4'. Reliable reddish blooms, especially for the north. Green leaves have gold bands and form a rounded shape.
Zones 5-10. Extraordinarily large, abundant blooms emerge purplish pink, then mature to silver. Fall foliage changes through summer from green to bronze. 5-7'.
4-5'. Elegant, narrow, fine, silvery green leaves appear to glow when backlit. Arching clump topped with bronze red plumes.
Spiky textured foliage grows upright with pinkish copper blooms. 4-6'.
4-5'. Reddish hue develops through summer; entire plant turns red in fall. Zones 5-9.
Zones 5-10. Compact with strong, creamy-white stripes. Outstanding in pots. 3-5'.
Strictus Porcupine Grass
4-6'. Gold bands on green foliage, upright with pinkish copper blooms.
5-6'. Zone 4. Very narrow foliage gets gold and copper colored seed heads in August.
(Silver Reed Grass)
6-7'. Zone 4. Large, feathery seed heads rise high above graceful arching mounds of deep green blades with silver midribs. One of the most cold hardy of the species.
Zones 4-9. Strongly upright yellow banded leaves has a gracefully flowing stand. 5-7'.
8'. Zone 5. Gold horizontal bars on green leaves have an arching habit and pinkish copper blooms in September.
Zones 4-9. This grass is great in containers since it forms a tight, vase-shaped clump of blue-green foliage that turns red in the fall. Does well in beds as well. 3'.